People are always asking me how I stay so young and lovely looking with no plastic in my bathroom cabinet.
Easy I say – I get all Blue Peter and make my own products. Its quicker then trying to choose between a hundred different shampoos and it’s really simple, fun to do, so much cheaper and I get to control what goes on my body, where it comes from and what environmental impact it has.
Incidentally have you seen what goes into commercial cosmetics? There are regular scares about the toxic chemicals used – try safe cosmetics website and the ewg database for a few horror stories. If you are of a nervous disposition you might want to skip reading this and just take my word for it.
On the other hand, if you feel those are rather hysterical, you could try reading the infinitely down to earth Colin a cosmetic scientist. While he tends to dismiss the wilder toxic claims of the green movement, he also debunks many cosmetic industry fantasies being sold today. Sadly that lotion isn’t actually dramatically different but just the same old emulsion of fat and water.
Believe me, you are paying a lot of money for very little.
On a personal note I have long suffered sensitive skin reactions to store-bought potions. If I make my own, and don’t use a preservative, I don’t.
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WHY CUT PLASTIC
About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items.
Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.